Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint Christmas Adhesive Stencils Classic Serif Alphabet, Glass ornaments, Brush basin or container for water, Paper towels, Rubbing alcohol, Foam plate
1. Remove ornament hanger from glass disc.
2. Pour small amount of rubbing alcohol inside ornament and swirl to remove dirt, dust, or grease film. Allow to dry thoroughly.
3. Pour approximately ½ tablespoon of paint into ornament and swirl until coated. Drain excess paint. Allow to dry; place ornament with opening on its side, on top of paper cup. To speed drying time, place in front of fan. Flip ornament approximately every 20 minutes to prevent pooling of paint.
4. When inside paint is dry, moisten paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe each ornament to remove any dirt, grease or soap film. Allow to dry.
5. Peel adhesive stencil from backing sheet; set backing aside and save for future storage.
6. Position adhesive stencil on surface where desired; press in place.
1. Squeeze a small amount of paint onto foam plate.
2. Load the flat bottom edge of the foam pouncer or dauber with glass paint by dabbing into the puddle of paint. Dab a few times more on a clean spot on the foam plate to ensure you have the entire foam pouncer loaded properly.
3. Holding the foam pouncer as you would a pencil, begin dabbing straight up and down over the opening of the adhesive stencil. Continue painting until the entire design area has been completed.
4. Set foam pouncer aside in container of water for cleaning. While paint is still wet, neatly and carefully lift stencil by peeling away from the ornament surface. NOTE: Be careful not to drag stencil while removing it as your painted design may be blurred.
5. Continue adding stenciled designs over surface until desired effect is achieved. NOTE: When repeating a stenciled design, it is best to clean the stencil between uses by rinsing in water and allowing the stencil to dry thoroughly.
6. To add depth to your ornament, apply a coat or two of desired paint color to back of ornament. NOTE: to add extra sparkle, apply two coats of fine glitter translucent paint prior to painting background color. Allow each application of paint to thoroughly dry before applying the next.
7. If desired, add a stenciled design on the backside of the ornament as well.
8. Embellish snowflake designs with small dots of paint. Use either a stylus dipped into a paint puddle then applied to the ornament or the writer tip of the paint bottle to apply painted dots. If desired, when dry apply flat back pearls or gems.
9. Set completed project aside for 1 hour to thoroughly dry.
1. All glass surfaces painted with Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paints should be cured to increase the paint’s durability on glass or ceramic surfaces. Follow either the Bake to Cure Technique or the Air Cure Technique.
Bake to Cure Technique – Set dry painted glassware into cool oven. Set oven to 350°F and bake for 30 minutes. Glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage. Do NOT place glass in a hot oven. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off. Allow glass to cool completely in oven. Wait 72 hours before using. NOTE: Glitter Glass Paints should not be baked to cure; only use air cure technique when painting with glitter paints.
Air Cure Technique – Air dry completed project for 21 days before using.
PROJECT TIP: To add depth to your ornament, apply a coat or two of desired paint color to the back half instead of painting the inside. To add extra sparkle, apply two coats of fine glitter translucent paint prior to painting background color. Allow each application of paint to thoroughly dry before applying the next.